Book Responsibly: When choosing your hotel or tour company, select ones that have good sustainability practices. Look for information on the company's social and environmental initiatives and certifications.
Be Nosy: Before you book, ask about the company's social and environmental policies. When you arrive, talk with staff about working conditions and community projects.
Hire Local Guides: Enrich your experience and support the local economy by participating in tours with local guides. Ask if they are licensed and live locally.
Travel Slow: Utilize public transportation and alternative modes of transportation (walk, bicycle, kayak, horse, camel) as much as possible. It's a more sustainable way to get around, and also a healthier and more enjoyable way to get to know the place you are visiting.
Go Local: Choose a locally-owned lodge. Use local buses or car rental agencies. Eat in local restaurants that serve locally produced foods, shop in locally owned grocery stores, and visit local farmer's market. Attend local festivals and events.
Offset the Unavoidable Footprint: Contribute to a credible carbon offsetting program to support conservation and renewable energy projects that make positive impact .
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